FRANCE – Following the morning dress rehearsal, this afternoon the Jury Rehearsal took place. The juries across the participating countries cast their votes tonight. The online voting is now closed and will re-open tomorrow during the live show. This is also your last chance to cast your votes for our Junior Europrediction.
According to the Russian news agency TASS, the country’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2021 is currently suffering from inflamed vocal cords. According to the delegation, the singer caught a cold while travelling from Moscow, which caused inflammation. The delegation confirmed that she was allowed to rehearse without singing her song during her first rehearsal earlier this week. They went on to say that she is performing with “great difficulty” during her second rehearsal.
Most polls predict now ARMENIA to win the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Not sure if this will happen to have in mind the current online voting system unless the juries “pushes” them tonight big time. Following what our colleagues report from LA SEINE MUSICALE, we still believe that Poland, Italy and Georgia have great chances as well…
WHAT DO THE POLLS SAY?
- OIKOTIMES predicts ITALY or POLAND to win (still open)
- INFEGREECE predicts ARMENIA to win
- WIWIBLOGGS predicts ARMENIA to win
- MY EUROVISION PREDICTION predicts ARMENIA to win
- ESCYOUNITED predicts POLAND to win
- EUROVISIONUNION predicts ARMENIA to win
- ESCPORTUGAL predicts PORTUGAL and ARMENIA to win
THE OFENBACH ANSWER
Opening the show this Sunday will be the Parisian party-starters Ofenbach. They began their musical journey together in their early teens, so who better to show the audience tuning in that young talent can grow into huge stars! Asked if they felt they’d ever compete at the Eurovision Song Contest, Dorian said:
“Ofenbach have a very English/American style, and we think the act representing France should feel very French, so perhaps we are not the right fit in that regard.”
César de Rummel added:
“Yes, French people are really proud of their language. One thing we love about Eurovision is the mix of languages – English, Spanish, Russian, we love hearing different kinds of music.”
Waving their flags and grinning from ear to ear (even behind their masks), the acts competing for the Junior Eurovision trophy took questions from the accredited press, as well as a few questions from online.
Betta from Italy says she doesn’t feel the pressure to win after Måneskin’s win in Rotterdam and the Italian national team’s championship at the Euros this summer. ‘I feel a responsibility, but I’m not nervous, ‘ she says. ‘It’s a victory to be here.’
When faced with the question ‘who would you pick to win if you don’t take the trophy home’, our artists were very diplomatic.
Most of them agreed: it’s an honour to be performing at Junior Eurovision, and this year’s songs are so diverse, and performed by such talented people… it’s impossible to choose!
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2021 🇫🇷 COMMENTATORS & SPOKESPERSONS
|🇦🇲 Armenia||TBA||Karina Ignatyan|
|🇫🇷 France||Stéphane Bern & Laurence Boccolini||TBA|
|🇬🇪 Georgia||Nikoloz Lobiladze||Sandra Gadelia|
|🇩🇪 Germany||Constantin Zöller (Consi)||TBA|
|🇮🇪 Ireland||Louise Cantillon||Levi Hackett|
|🇮🇹 Italy||Mario Acampa, Marta Viola, Giorgia Boni||TBA|
|🇳🇱 Netherlands||Buddy Vedder||Matheu Hinzen|
|🇲🇰 North Macedonia||Eli Tanaskovska||*provided|
|🇵🇹 Portugal||Nuno Galopim||TBA|
|🇷🇺 Russia||Anton Zorkin||Liza Gureeva|
|🇷🇸 Serbia||Tijana Lukić||*provided|
|🇪🇸 Serbia||Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela||TBA|
|🇺🇦 Ukraine||Viktor Diachenko||Oleksandr Balabanov|
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